Mammah wants action taken on Africa’s disappearing languages
By Ada Anioji
President of the Network of Book Clubs and Reading Culture Promoters in Nigeria, Mr. Richard Mammah has called for grassroots action to mitigate the challenge of Africa’s disappearing languages.
Speaking at a Conference convened to examine strides made or otherwise in the African Literature environment since the historic 1962 Conference of Writers of English Expression in Makerere, Uganda, he particularly tasked African writers to do all they can to ensure that they use the languages in their writing.
He pledged the willingness of NBRP to continue to support the language survixal project through encouraging its members to also carry out some of their reading promotions engagements at the grassroots level in indigenous languages, stating that one or more had already begun to do so.
The conference was put together by the Pan African Writers Associatio, PAWA, the Nigerian Academy of Letters, NAL and the Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA.